Campo Viejo, 2013

Shane Bartley brought this as well as Ae, Anji & Sophie. Robbie and Valerie joined us too for Lunch.

A nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

The Campo is as reliable as ever.

Santa Cruz de Alpera 2014 Red

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Red table wine from Spain a Grenache / Syrah blend.

Red Santa Cruz de Alpera

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Santa Cruz de Alpera 2014

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White wine from Verdejo grapes. Good table wine.


White Santa Cruz de Alpera

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La Source Chateau Vignelaure Rose 2014, Privat Cava 2015, Lunch at Ballymaloe


Richard, Marcie, Amy, Ross & Amber joined Lesley and I for lunch at Ballymaloe. No Prosecco but this was a deliciously subtle alternative, tasting of freshly plucked Peaches.

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It took a bit of convincing but we finally agreed on a Rose and this one shone on the list. No longer an Irish owned Vineyard, but still as good as ever. Crisp, fresh and good company to the excellent table d’hote at Ballymaloe.

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A nice touch.


Los Acilates, Palacio Quamado, 2013, Alvear

A pleasant find – a dinner party guest bring – from South West Spain in the DO Ribera del Guadiana